Deregulation Vital laws to protect the environment and society must not be weakened in the interests of corporate profits

28 May 2019

New MEPs have an awesome responsibility - no less than the future of the planet

by Jagoda Mu

11 July 2018

When we run campaigns at Friends of the Earth, we often call for regulations, policy, legislation, laws – but why bother? What are we doing it for, and for who?

These are big questions worth reflecting on. And so we set out to find the stories of people who could answer them.

The EU has a long history of big business-friendly deregulation. This push to weaken or block new legislation and to scrap existing rules, especially environmental and social protection laws, is often misleadingly described as cutting 'red tape'.


Friends of the Earth Europe is working to ensure that the essential EU regulations keeping people and the environment safe are upheld, not undermined. We are promoting the benefits of strong laws to protect people and planet, and exposing the real big business agenda behind deregulation.

For enquiries please contact:

  • Myriam Douo
  • Paul de Clerck